About This Course
How many politicians hold true to their campaign promises? Are you tired of electing people and then discovering a year later they are not doing what you thought they would do? In the new model of political organizing, you and your organization work directly with elected officials, helping set policy priorities, write proposals, and pass legislation.
The first day in office is often the loneliest one for progressive candidates. While our volunteer organizers have gone on to other campaigns, corporate donors and party insiders meet with their elected officials to guide them in policy. We need to offer the same support to our elected leaders. In this workshop you will learn the secret to the Richmond Progressive Alliance’s success in creating radically people-centered policy from the great Gayle McLaughlin, one of their founders and their first two-term mayor.
This course is one of the four courses we recommend to all groups.